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Adarsh scam: Court grants relief to ED chief


March 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The enforcement directorate (ED) chief was Monday granted exemption from personal appearance before the Bombay High Court in a case related to the scam-ridden Adarsh housing ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for punishing girls


March 1st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 1 (IANS) The principal of a government girls school in Punjab's Tarn Taran district was suspended Thursday following complaints that he had given corporal punishment to students, officials ... Read more...

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Court slams CBI, ED over Adarsh society probe


February 28th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Tuesday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other central agencies for lapses in the ongoing probe into the Adarsh Society ... Read more...

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Supreme Court nod on river interlinking (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the green signal for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in national interest. The court ... Read more...

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Supreme Court gives nod to interlinking rivers (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave its nod for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in the national interest. It also ... Read more...

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Bengal: Intellectuals protest killing of CPI-M leaders


February 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Expressing shock at the "brutal murder" of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders in West Bengal, a group of leading scholars and intellectuals ... Read more...

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‘Betis’ in Madhya Pradhesh do not feel safe


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 23 (IANS) The heartland of India Madhya Pradesh is unsafe for women -- figures of rapes and deaths of women in the state during the last three years ... Read more...

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Citizens for change: These Mumbaikars take political plunge


February 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tired of a self-serving political class repeatedly letting down their beloved city and not content with just griping about it, a group of Mumbaikars is contesting ... Read more...

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Rights group demands probe into Assam starvation deaths


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for a probe into ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Protests over Odisha women panel’s report on gang rape


February 7th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) The head of the Odisha women's commission has come in for criticism over the panel's report on an alleged gang rape victim with opposition parties ... Read more...

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Women from around the world to assess role of technology


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 2 (IANS) Women leaders from India and over 50 other countries are gathering here Friday to discuss role of technology in empowering women, particularly in developing nations.The three-day ... Read more...

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Dance with a purpose, join in the flash mob! (With Image)


December 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) If you're busy shopping at a packed marketplace and someone next to you breaks into a jig, don't fret, just join in! Chances are ... Read more...

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Team Anna slams Congress for linking Hazare to RSS (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Team Anna Sunday released photographs of some Congress leaders with former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Nanaji Deshmukh as it slammed the party over its ... Read more...

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Scam-tainted Congress looks to repeat win in Goa


December 25th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 25 (IANS) Though mired in various scandals and corruption allegations, Goa's ruling Congress party is looking to repeat its win against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill best possible, says government


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday said its Lokpal bill was "the best" possible and trashed as mere politics the opposition to it from parties and social ... Read more...

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The year of social activism in India (2011 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare stealing much of the media limelight, social activists this year mounted a determined offensive over issues ranging from corruption and black ... Read more...

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Court acquits four suspected Maoists in 2007 massacre


December 15th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Thursday acquitted four suspected Maoists who were awarded death sentence for the 2007 massacre of 19 people, including the son of former ... Read more...

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Bring companies under Lokpal: CPI-M


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said it favoured a strong Lokpal bill that fights corruption not only within the government but also ... Read more...

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With flowers, candles Kolkata mourns its hospital victims


December 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Kolkata residents hit the streets Saturday, protesting the "callousness" of the AMRI Hospital through silent marches and tearfully remembering with bouquets and lighted candles the 90 ... Read more...

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Anna gets MCD nod for another hunger strike


November 27th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has given the go ahead to social activists led by Anna Hazare for a hunger strike in the ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare may make it to ‘Time’ cover soon


November 26th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 26 (IANS) Social crusader Anna Hazare is going places. He is soon expected to figure on the cover of the prestigious Time magazine, an aide said ... Read more...

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Three-decade struggle helped defeat Left: Mamata


November 24th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday slammed critics and said her Trinamool Congress party's victory in the assembly polls earlier this year was the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctor booked for female foeticide


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kota (Rajasthan), Nov 1 (IANS) A case has been registered against a doctor of a private nursing home in Rajasthan on charges of infanticide and foeticide and administrating units of ... Read more...

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Hindi film awards for social causes


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) Acknowledging the huge impact of cinema on India's socio-cultural life, a civil society organisation working in various fields of social concern here Sunday announced it would ... Read more...

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Intellectuals-Mamata honeymoon over?


October 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Five months into her stint, the strains are visible between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a section of liberal intelligentsia and social activists who had ... Read more...

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Ramdev condemns attack on Kejriwal


October 19th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev Tuesday condemned the attack on Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, saying it is most unfortunate to see attacks on social activists ... Read more...

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SCRIPT 2012 film fest invites entries


October 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 13 (IANS) A film festival with a difference -- only entertaining short films and documentaries with social relevance, the second edition of SCRIPT (Social and Corporate Responsibility International ... Read more...

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Sonia to take up poverty issue amid government flip-flop


October 10th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Taking note of government flip-flop over where to benchmark the economic criteria of poverty, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, comprising non-government experts, will ... Read more...

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BJP to keep away from Anna’s anti-graft stir


October 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday decided to maintain a distance from social reformer Anna Hazare's plans to restart his movement for a strong ... Read more...

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Plan panel misleading Supreme Court on poverty: BJP


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday termed as "absurd" the Planning Commission's defining urban poor as one earning Rs.32 per day or less and ... Read more...

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Gujarat government harassing Sanjiv Bhatt, say activists


October 1st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Social activists Saturday termed the arrest of Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt as "vindictive" and charged the Gujarat government with silencing the witnesses ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel hears CVC, CBI chief


October 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar and Central Bureau of Investigation director A.P. Singh Saturday gave their views before the parliamentary standing committee examining the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Four Uttar Pradesh cops suspended


September 30th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 30 (IANS) Four policemen were Friday suspended in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district for dumping the body of a youth in a river without making any efforts to ascertain ... Read more...

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Families refuse polio drops in Bihar


September 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when Bihar is on the verge of eradicating polio, more than 400 families here refused to immunise their children against the disease, saying ... Read more...

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